Some people refer to politics as a blood sport. Others turn away in disgust and yet others sit on the edge of their seats as every policy decision unfolds. But, if you take a good long look at some of nation’s most eccentric politicians, the whole thing is like one big episode of The Twilight Zone. Here are America’s wackiest Republican and Democrat, some honorable mentions, and the bizarre things they have to say.
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky)
There may be no quirkier politician in Washington, DC, than Rand Paul. In terms of political philosophy, Sen. Paul tends to be to the far right of the Tea Party and battles with other GOP members for not being Conservative enough. Many consider him a Libertarian in terms of policy positions. But being super-Conservative doesn’t make him one of the wackiest people on The Hill, some of these things do.
Unusual Pro-Lifer: He doesn’t believe life begins at conception; he is on the record stating that “Personhood” begins at fertilization.
No Gun Control: He flatly does not believe in any. It’s a Second Amendment right and we live in the Wild West as far as the senator’s concerned.
The Amero: While campaigning for his father, Ron Paul, in 2008, Rand talked about North America adopting a single currency, saying: Now (The Amero) may not be here tomorrow, but it took ’em 20 or 30 years to get the Euro…. But I guarantee you it’s one of the long-term goals to have one sort of borderless, continent.” Sen. Rand Paul voted in favor of a border wall.
U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters D-43rd District, CA
There’s three basic things you can say about Maxine Waters. She’s a career politician, has outlandish views and was once critiqued as wearing a James Brown wig. No one is definitively claiming it’s not her real do, but James Brown’s hair piece is missing. Waters won office in 1977, the same year Brown charted the single “Give Me Some Skin” at No. 20.
Since the sweeping Democrat losses in the November elections, Waters has been on a quotable tear. So outrageous are some of her statements that the Liberal-leaning Washington Times posted an Op-Ed titled, “Maxine Waters, You’re Embarrassing Yourself.” Yikes.
Some of the quotable moments include:
Impeach Trump: “…if we do the investigations, the information is there. We’re fiddling while Rome is burning…The president needs to be impeached.” Of course, Pres. Trump hasn’t even had a criminal accusation leveled at him yet.
Oil Company Takeover: “Guess what this liberal would be all about? This liberal would be about socializing … uh, umm. … Would be about, basically, taking over, and the government running all of your companies.” She actually said this during a Congressional hearing.
Anti-Flag Waving: In 2010, Waters went on a tirade against Republicans and the Tea Party, saying, “I just watched. The Republicans were out there, they were having a great time. They were laughing, they were waving the American flag, they were egging them on, and I thought that was outrageous behavior.”
LA Riots: The LA Times quoted Waters speaking about the violence, looting and destruction of property as saying, “If you call it a riot, it sounds like it was just a bunch of crazy people who went out and did bad things for no reason. I maintain it was somewhat understandable, if not acceptable.”
John McCain: He recently broke a Senate tie to bring an ObamaCare replacement bill to a full vote. Then he voted against it.
Bernie Sanders: The socialist in Dem clothing has proposed “Medicare for All” and $19.6 trillion in tax increases. The spread-the-wealth Liberal’s wife is currently being investigated for bank fraud.
Ted Cruz: Perhaps Cruz’s statement on Climate Change sums him up best. “The problem with climate change is there’s never been a day in the history of the world in which the climate is not changing.”
Nancy Pelosi: The completely out of touch Minority Leader is best remembered for her telling ObamaCare speech. “Pass the bill to find out what’s in it.”
If you think wacky doesn’t get re-elected, Rand Paul beat his Dem opponent by over 15 percent of the vote and Maxine Waters beat her Republican opponent by more than 50 points in the 2016 election.